EPL Week 5 Matches – Facts

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EPL Week 5 – Facts

AFC Bournemouth 2 – 1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Defoe has scored in 17 different Premier League seasons, with only three players scoring in more – Frank Lampard (18), Paul Scholes (19) and Ryan Giggs (21).

Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Southampton
Crystal Palace have failed to score in six consecutive league games for the first since January 1995 (a run of nine), with three different managers taking charge during this run (Sam Allardyce, Frank de Boer and Roy Hodgson).

Huddersfield Town 1 – 1 Leicester City
Since their return to the top-flight in 2014/15, Leicester City have won 25 penalties, scoring 19 of them, only Manchester City (26 taken, 20 scored) can better them on both counts.

Liverpool 1 – 1 Burnley
These were the first points Burnley earned in a league match at Anfield since a 1-0 win in September 1974 – they’d lost their previous four in a row before today.

Newcastle United 2 – 1 Stoke City
Newcastle have won three consecutive top-flight games for the first time since November 2014.

Watford 0 – 6 Manchester City
This was Watford’s heaviest ever defeat in the English top-flight.

West Bromwich Albion 0 – 0 West Ham United
Gareth Barry equalled Ryan Giggs’ Premier League record of 632 appearances in the competition. Barry also become the first player to start 600 games in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur 0 – 0 Swansea City
Mauricio Pochettino’s side failed to score for the first time in 30 Premier League home games, since a 0-1 defeat against Leicester in January 2016.

Chelsea 0 – 0 Arsenal
Arsenal have not won away at a ‘big six’ club in the Premier League since January 2015 (2-0 at Man City).

Manchester United 4 – 0 Everton
Lukaku has scored five goals in his first five Premier League appearances for Manchester United, a record matched only by Louis Saha and Robin van Persie.

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